I have a micro prolactinoma (less then 0.5 cm) and I'm currently not taking Cabergoline because I can't tolerate the side effects. My prolactin level is 57 ( 4-30) and I have still quite regular period ( I'm 47). My endo told last time that I may have a hypopituitarism. I have low normal cortisol, very high DHEAS, low estrogen, low normal fT3 and fT4 and my growth hormone is too low. My main symptoms are all the time- anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, muscle weakness and pains, dizziness, weight loss, brain fog, I can't make no sports, because I feel too fatigued after it. I also had very low libido which is better now, since I'm using bio identical estrogen gel. I also have low ferritin, 20 ( 20-220) and hemoglobin in the lowest norm range, although I'm taking good iron pills and eating healthy.
My endo don't have the answer why I feel so bad, he suggested an antidepressant. But I know that my problems aren't only mental, I feel that in my body something is wrong and not o.k.
Is it so, that a pituitary disorder is causing such symptoms? Or maybe I need growth hormones? Or is it because of increased prolactin levels? But on Cabergoline I felt even worse, it makes me depressed, even more fatigued and I could stay in bed all the day after the pill, so I don't want to restart it again.
Your level of prolactin is not high enough for the diagnosis of a prolactinoma.
It maybe caused by what we call stalk effect. It could be generated by a small cyst in the gland. This cysts can damage the gland as they expand.
If you want I can review your MRI free of charge and give you my opinion.
thank you for your answer! One year ago you have already reviewed my MRI from 2009 and I indeed have a micro prolactinoma. This week I had another MRI, because my endo wants to be sure that the prolactinoma isn't growing, due to the worsening of my symptoms. I would like to show you the MRI when I get the results, to see if there is something happening on my pit. Or it is possible that the hypopituitarism is causing the symptpms, not the prolactinoma itself?
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